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Urumqi Nightlife, China

Urumqi is a quaint city  that offers an interesting form of nightlife. Not only do you get to hang out in bars in Urumqi, you can also watch some traditional Chinese sing and dance shows and get to taste local Chinese delicacies in its famous night markets.

Many people of Urumqi start their day at nightfall with more and more people visiting the many restaurants, clubs, cafes and open air bars of Urumqi in search for entertainment and relaxation.

The most popular haunt for local food in Urumqi is the May the First Night Market. There are many food stalls available here, all stocked with foodstuffs varying from soups to rice items to kebabs. This is a place where many families of Urumqi meet up with other families and friends to relax while eating delicious food. This market is open from 8 pm to 1 am everyday.

Entertainment Square for cultural freaks

If you are a cultural freak, you have to visit the Entertainment Square of the International grand market at night. You can either sit in its Banquet hall or in open air to witness this program.

As the open air option is free, you have to be in the market well before the start of the show to ensure yourself a place for the show. On the contrary, there are charges for the Banquet hall, which includes dinner and the show.

Bars have been around in Urumqi for quite some time now. They are mainly concentrated in the centre of Urumqi. The best place to go for drinks is the famous Jiefang Nan Lu, where there are lots of internet cafes, pubs, tea and coffee bars and bowling clubs to keep you entertained with your drinks.

Bar meeting expat tastes

If you are looking for a bar to meet your expat tastes, you have to visit the Fubar. This bar is over 4 years old where you not only get great drinks, but can also get lots of information about what to do in Urumqi and its surrounding places like XinJiang. If required, you can also plot out your tour plans from this bar, over a few drinks.

The atmosphere is great in Fubar which stays open till the last customer leaves the place. The menu consists of continental food like burgers, pizzas and fish and chips while there is a great collection of foreign bears. There is a pool table and darts board here to keep you company too.

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